Artwork Title: Three Spheres II

Three Spheres II, 1946

M.C. Escher

...Eleven years later, Escher created the litho Three Spheres II, which is even more obviously devoted to one of his biggest passions: reflection. Here we can see three spheres made from different materials arranged next to each other. I find the glass sphere on the left even more fascinating that the silver sphere in the middle, in which we can see Escher’s studio in Baarn. Has he become a little older, sadder and wiser, or is this an overly calibrated image? I suspect that Escher had a sense of irony as well as a dry sense of humor, and that he took immense pleasure out of the fact that people didn’t immediately get the joke. Escher was an individual who had a slightly skewed view of the world and therefore looked at things differently. He repeatedly talked about the importance of bedazzlement and wonder. []
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